Last week I talked all about my training plan for the Glass Slipper Challenge for Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend. I also shared some strength workouts that I will be using to get stronger for this race. Be sure to check it out here. While this is not necessarily my goal race for this spring, I am using this as an opportunity to elevate my fitness for races through the rest of the year. Disney races are typically difficult to PR because the course can sometimes be crowded, narrow and everyone wants to stop and take pictures with characters along the way. I will also be running both the 10k and half marathon with my mother and sister. We all run at different paces, but will stay together for both races.
Last week’s training was less than spectacular in some ways, but incredible in others. The best part is that I finished my third marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon on Sunday, January 10th. You can read all about that race here.
I decided to give myself plenty of days off after the marathon to recoup and rest up for the weeks ahead. I will also be running the Miami Half Marathon this weekend, so rest was at the top of the priority list. I am really working to do a better job of listening to my body when it comes to taking breaks. Stop by tomorrow to see my goals for the Miami half.
I know that getting stronger is key in being able to hit my running goals for 2016, so I have really been working on adding strength and core training to my routine. I have really been enjoying the Nike Training Club app lately because everything is so easy. It counts down for you, shows you which workouts to complete and gives you plenty of choices depending on what areas you are trying to focus on and how much time you have.
I also battled some sort of sickness this week so I really focused on staying healthy and resting. Sometimes you have weeks that look like this and that’s okay. It’s always better to give yourself rest when you need it.
Last week’s training looked like this.
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Are you training for a spring race?
What are your goals for this training cycle?